What We Do

Our vision is a radically inclusive community that honors the dignity of all people, so we leverage personal stories to help community members grow, connect, and heal. Today, programs include a season of public StorySlams and workshops, collaborations with businesses and nonprofits, and media partnerships that extend the reach of stories told onstage. In the past 12 seasons, Ex Fabula has engaged over 36,000 individuals and brought over 1,500 stories to the stage in the Greater Milwaukee region. Our innovative community building efforts have been recognized with a MANDI award from LISC for our Deaf Storytelling programming and a Unity Award from Milwaukee Magazine.


StorySlams are ticketed live storytelling events featuring local storytellers. All our slams feature true, personal stories related to a theme, told without props or notes. We offer public, private, and curated slams. We can customize a StorySlam for your school, business, nonprofit or organization, contact us today!


Our public and private workshops guide participants through a series of hands on, low pressure and interactive activities, led by our experienced storytelling coaches.

Our workshops:

  • Increase confidence to share stories
  • Identify opportunities to tell stories
  • Refine your personal branding and message

Community Collaborations

Ex Fabula works with schools, businesses, healthcare industries, nonprofits and organizations to provide team building workshops, marketing & branding consultation, educational programming and research data.